Graham woman arrested in fatal motorcycle wreck
A Graham woman was booked into the Young County Jail Saturday, Aug. 17 on a charge of no drivers license and was later charged with criminally negligent homicide. The charges stemmed from a vehicle wreck in the 1100 block of S Hwy. 16 on the same day which resulted in the death of another Graham woman.
Gail Elizabeth Bright, 57, of Graham, was driving a 2009 Yamaha motorcycle and died from the resulting injuries of the wreck, according to a press release from the Graham Police Department. The driver of the second vehicle, a 2008 Toyota Tundra pick-up truck, was Deysi Escamilla, 37, of Graham, who was placed under arrest for criminally negligent homicide, a state jail felony, and possessing no drivers license, a class C misdemeanor.
On Saturday, Aug. 17, GPD was notified at 12:30 p.m. of a wreck involving a motorcycle and a pick-up at the intersection of S Hwy. 16 and Packing House Road. Graham Fire Department, GPD and EMS responded to the scene of the wreck and upon arrival EMS made contact with Bright in order to provide emergency care.
Bright was shortly after transported to Graham Regional Medical Center where she was flown by MARC Air Ambulance to Harris Hospital in Fort Worth. GPD Lieutenant Jeff Smith was later notified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office Tuesday, Aug. 20, that Bright died at Harris Hospital.
Officers made contact with Escamilla at the scene who was uninjured and reported she did not have a driver’s license or any form of identification. She told the officers she was pulling out of Bealls Department Store parking lot to travel north on Hwy. 16. She told officers that upon entering S Hwy. 16 she was going to merge to the right and make a slight right-hand turn onto Packing House Road.
She said she did not see the motorcycle as she was attempting to get onto Packing House Road and the motorcycle collided with her pick-up truck. After the initial investigation of the wreck, officers placed Escamilla under arrest for two charges and she was booked into the Young County Jail where she was still housed as of Thursday morning.
For the rest of the story, see the Saturday, Aug. 31 edition of The Graham Leader.